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  1. big tentnoun

    A group, philosophy, or social or political movement that encompasses or seeks to attract a broad range of members or constituents.

  2. big tentnoun

    Pertaining to, representing, or advocating such a group, philosophy, or movement.


  1. Big tent

    A big tent party, or catch-all party, is a term used in reference to a political party's policy of permitting or encouraging a broad spectrum of views among its members. This is in contrast to other kinds of parties, which defend a determined ideology, seek voters who adhere to that ideology, and attempt to convince people towards it.


  1. Big tent

    In politics, a big tent or catch-all party is a political party seeking to attract people with diverse viewpoints and thus appeal to more of the electorate. The big tent approach is opposed to single-issue litmus tests and ideological rigidity, conversely advocating multiple ideologies and views within a party.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of big tent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of big tent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of big tent in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    You need a scorecard to keep up, i share Senator Brown concern that we not go off the rails trying to please progressives. Senator Brown concern's important to keep progressives enthused, but we need to have a big tent too.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    I think we're a big tent — we can use moderates, conservatives, libertarians — we need 'em all, i think the more the merrier — the public will determine.

  3. Kristen Day:

    In 1996 and several years after that there was language in the Democratic platform that said we understand that people have very differing views on this issue but we are a big tent party that includes everybody and therefore we welcome you -- people like me -- into the party so we can work on issues that we agree on.

  4. Kevin McCarthy:

    We are a big tent party. We represent Americans of all backgrounds and continue to grow our movement by the day. And unlike the left, we embrace free thought and debate, all members are elected to represent their constituents as they see fit, but our leadership team cannot afford to be distracted from the important work we were elected to do and the shared goals we hope to achieve.

  5. Mark Sandlin:

    We have a very big tent and include people who are spiritual but may not go to church often, or at all.

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